On Saint Patrick’s Day, Let’s Celebrate Our Irish Artisans and Gifted Crafts People

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Traditional Irish bouzouki in the hands of a master; McNeela Music Instruments. Brilliant contemporary stained glass by Deirde Buckley. Cubistic gold and jade statement ring by Eimear Vize Designs. Irish cottage by the sea, handmade felt ornament by An Gailearai Beag. Toasty merino wool shawl collar cardigan by Aran Sweater Mill.

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Attractive grandfather shirts are not exclusively for grandfathers. Aran Sweater Mill.

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Charming Book Of Kells Celtic shawl, Aran Sweater Mill.

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Men’s zip vest with Celtic design by Aran Sweater Mill.

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“Manket”…an Irish man-blanket. Aran Sweater Mill.

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Men’s cotton flannel nightcap in green Black Watch tartan. What guy doesn’t need one of these? Aran Sweater Mill.

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Imaginative handcrafted glass amoeba by Atlantic Glass.

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Handmade sunburst glass by Trish Goodbody, Atlantic Glass.

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Glass pendant necklace by Atlantic Glass.

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Atlantic Glass.

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Atlantic Glass. Trish Goodbody crafts her lovely glass pieces in West Cork, Ireland. As seen on the dcci.ie website.

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The incredible Switch Bag by asaleatherwork.com.

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This convertible backpack is an office and a nomadic home.

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The compartments are equipped with super powerful magnets, allowing you to organize your life by colorful categories.

Watch the video here to see how it works. As seen on the dcci.ie website.

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Puffin nesting along the Irish cliffs. Handmade felt ornament by An Gailearai Beag.

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Traditional white washed Irish cottage with a thatched roof and sheep grazing the turf. Nostalgic felt ornament handmade by An Gailearai Beag, Co. Kerry.

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Sinuous gold cuff bracelet by Eimear Vize Designs.

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Eimear Vize is an Irish award-winning jewellery designer and gemstone specialist.

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Bespoke pendant by Eimear Vize Designs.

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Eimear Vize Designs, Kilkenny, Ireland.

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Eimear Vize Designs.

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Out-of-this-world cufflinks by Eimear Vize Designs. As seen on the dcci.ie website.

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Handcrafted Celtic Lever folk harp in rosewood or walnut by Liffey Music of Ireland, located in Dublin, Ireland.

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Handcrafted Irish bouzouki by McNeela Music Instruments. Irish bouzoukis are used to play traditional Irish music and Irish folk music.

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Celtic ravens bodhrán. McNeela Music Instruments.

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Bespoke four button leather dress gloves, George Horn Ltd., custom leather glove manufacturers.

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Lavish Peccary leather gent’s gloves. The great test for any glove cutter is their ability to make Peccary gloves. Made from a South American boar, with a distinctive hair pattern and slight flaws in the leather, these are the most luxurious of gent’s gloves. George Horn Ltd.

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George Horn Ltd. are third generation master glove makers based in Dublin, Ireland.

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Pink baby booties in softest merino wool by Edel MacBride, designer of luxurious handmade knitwear in Co. Donegal, Ireland.

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These must be the most decadent slippers on the planet! Merino wool cloud slippers. In teal, by sustainable designer Edel MacBride.

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Put these slippers on and float around the house as if on soft, fluffy clouds. You may never leave your house again. ☺ Edel MacBride. As seen on Wearing Irish.com.

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Sustainably sourced hand crafted ethnic beads and jewellery by Charlotte Verbeek.

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Charlotte Verbeek. As seen on the dcci.ie website.

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Boho chic by Charlotte Verbeek.

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A riot of glorious handmade beads fashioned into desirable necklaces by Charlotte Verbeek.

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Charlotte Verbeek’s studio and amazing garden are located in the Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland.

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Breathtaking silk scarves are truly works of art by designer and artist Niamh Daniels.

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Niamh Daniels signature styles are prints with a fine art approach, combining a strong use of color with her own drawing, painting and photography.

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Dazzling silk scarf by Niamh Daniels, based in Galaway, Ireland. As seen on Wearing Irish.com.

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Wood burned Celtic St. Brigid’s cross lapel pin. By Jenny Craig, available on Etsy.

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Wood burned peace cufflinks by Jenny Craig are crafted using pyrography tools.

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Anam Cara; soul friend ornament. Jenny Craig is located in Belfast, Ireland.

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Capulet & Montague sustainable and recycled jewellery by Lisa McCormack.

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Capulet & Montague is a leading Irish contemporary jewellery brand, garnering many prestigious awards.

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Disco Pantz earrings by Capulet & Montague.

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Blue Lucite earrings, Capulet & Montague.

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Fabulous sculptural etched acrylic ginkgo leaf cuff by Capulet & Montague. As seen on the dcci.ie website.

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Stunning stained glass by Deirde Buckley.

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Stained glass window box by Deirde Buckley. As seen on the dcci.ie website.

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Ayelet Lalor is an award winning figurative ceramics artist and sculptor based in Dublin, Ireland.

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Ayelet Lalor.

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“Queen of the Hedegrow II.” Ayelet Lalor.

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Ayelet Lalor incorporates mixed media, found objects and concrete in her exceptional sculptures.

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Bespoke women’s wear by Róisín Linnane.

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Magnificent trapunto textured blouse by Róisín Linnane.

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Elegant ensemble by Róisín Linnane.

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Outstanding outfit of full skirt, balloon sleeves and leather belt by Róisín Linnane. As featured in Wearing Irish.

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Avant-garde sterling silver pendant necklace, manta ray with inset quartz. Ruairi O’Neill, silversmith.

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Elegant sterling silver falcon pendant necklace by Ruairi O’Neill, based in Galway, Ireland.

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Bold sterling silver necklace featuring turquoise accent stone by Ruairi O’Neill.

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Contemporary, unexpected, handmade fine porcelain by Sinead O’ Moore Ceramics.

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Glorious porcelain lamp by Sinead O’ Moore Ceramics.

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Jewel-like petite emerald green bowls that could take your breath away. Sinead O’ Moore Ceramics, based in Wicklow, Ireland.

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A masterful pendant light that creates a sense of drama, Sinead O’ Moore Ceramics.

Thank you for honoring our extraordinary Irish artisans with me. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!



Diane Weisbeck

Diane Weisbeck is a native New Yorker. A luxury lifestyle content writer, Diane was a retail buyer for Lord & Taylor’s flagship store, a product design/developer for Saks Fifth Avenue’s corporate office and a Director of Retail for major museums and high end retailers. She assists global luxury brands with their marketing and brand strategies and is also a Fair Trade corporate art consultant.

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